Archive for category: Virtual Worlds in Practice

PRIM to BIM: The past, present and hopeful future of Architecture Islands

Thanks so much for all of the thoughts and comments many of you have shared.  I’ve combined several comments to the original post in order to help clarify a few points. First of all – I’m definitely not leaving Second Life or virtual worlds!  I’m not disenchanted with the platform by any means, and I fully intend to […]

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Dispatch from Cairo: a Message from DB Bailey (David Denton Architect)

Written by DB Bailey (David Denton Architect): In the larger sense, I don’t know why we are here. Two years ago, my name appeared on a short list of international architects approved by the Egyptian government for planning projects here. My first reaction was suspicion, especially when I received the same week an invitation to […]

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Congratulations to the Winners & Future Plans for Studio Wikitecture

Cross post from the Studio Wikitecture blog: A Big Congratulations goes out to the following contributors to the University of Alabama’s Virtual Classroom Project.  After two rounds of voting the following spreadsheet illustrates the breakdown down in winnings.  As mentioned earlier, as not to present any conflict of interest, Keystone and Theory bowed out of […]

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Wikitecture 4.0: Re-Inventing the Virtual Classroom

New Wikitecture Project Kick-off event: October 23nd at 5:00pm Pacific (SL-time) With so many universities and academic institutions from around the world using virtual environments like Second Life for teaching and research, many have started to wonder what, exactly is a virtual classroom? In an environment where you can fly, and with no elements to […]

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S,M,L,XL, SL

Here we have Lebbeus Woods, who “continues to work at a small drafting table in a corner of his apartment here, a solitary, monklike figure churning out increasingly abstract architectural fantasies…” Would someone please get this man a Second Life account? He even has a show running at MoMA called ‘Dreamland’  (not to be confused […]

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The Renaissance of Geographic Information: Neogeography, Gaming and Second Life: Newly Published UCL Working Paper Available for Free Download

I haven’t had a chance to review this yet, but wanted to pass along right away a link to Digital Urban’s post announcing their newest in their series of UCL Working Papers available HERE. “The world of Geographic Information (GI) Science has changed. It has experienced expeditious growth over the last few years leading to […]

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LiDAR Generated Sculpties

Darb Dabney is a veritable whirlwind of energy when it comes to mirroring Berkeley, California in a virtual environment.  If avatars ever walk the streets of virtual Berkeley, there will be a gleeful Darb showing it off and giving tours!  I am increasingly confident that it won’t be long before he achieves this dream.  His […]

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Fake is the New Real – Mario Gerosa on Virtual Architecture

Check out Mario Gerosa’s interview, part of a Mission completed in the CheckinArchitecture project, submitted by Fabio Falzone and Jacopo Fontana.  From their YouTube description: “But what about traveling in the virtual worlds today? During the 80s, it was a trend to refer to traveling in virtual reality like a physical voyage, where the use […]

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Atelier Ten Architects, “Real” Architects that are now “Virtual” Architects in Second Life

This just in from Hidenori Watanave (including video above): “Yesterday I invited “Atelier Ten Architects” for my laboratory of Tokyo Metropolitan University, and they made a special lecture of “Architecture in physical world / virtual worlds”. They are “Real” architect that had produced many architectural projects in physical world, and also, they are “Virtual” architect […]

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